Filipinx dance artist and activist Jay Carlon performed an excerpt from their work “Wake” at Scripps College’s Richardson Dance Studio on Nov. 8. “Wake” is a queer post-colonial reimagination of Bisaya rituals for grieving and healing, inspired by Filipinx traditions. Carlon, who sees dance as a tool for liberation, choreographed the piece as an exploration of individual and collective grief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carlon envisions future performances in spaces designed for queer audiences, emphasizing the importance of creating a world that suits the needs of marginalized communities.
Upperclassmen have helped Lizette Gonzalez PO ’27 feel at home at the 5Cs, and questions why the administration didn’t step up.
People of Color Outside (POCO) creates a safe, inclusive and affordable space for people of color to engage with each other and the environment in the outdoors, building skills and having fun.
Lucia Marquez-Uppman SC ’25 entered Atsuko Okatsuka’s standup performance feeling elated, but left shocked by the Q-and-A the comedian faced.
From March 30 through April 2, the interdisciplinary conference “Thinking Its Presence: Racial Vertigo, BlackBrown Feelings, and Significantly Problematic Objects” took place at Pomona College. The 40+ events in the conference included BIPOC scholars, activists, artists and authors. Attendees engaged in workshops and panels combining aesthetic, spiritual, performance-based and conversational approaches to explore the violence inflicted upon the psyche and affective states of BIPOC individuals.
Many BIPOC and first-generation students lack the proper resources to acclimate to college culture — and Pitzer is no help, writes Daniel Bonilla PZ ‘25.
In efforts to celebrate diversity in drama, Spotlight Musical Theater staged an all-BIPOC Musical Theater Showcase.